IME – Synahia

Introduction: Hello, my name is Synahia Tigner, a Junior economics major from Hogansville, Ga. Though a small town girl, I have big dreams, with hopes of creating a lane for Black women within the fashion and retail industries by establishing a high-end and reputable brand. To build its foundation, I started my own fashion and […]


My name is Shawna Howard, a Comparative Women’s Studies major, Public Health minor from Charlotte, NC. I plan to be a pursue a career in Public Health, specializing in Maternal and Child Health. According to the CDC, African-American pregnant women are nearly four times more likely to die from pregnancy related complications than are white women. […]

Lena Wright- IME

My name is Lena Danielle Wright.  I am a graduating senior chemistry pre med major from Hampton, VA. I am very passionate about medicine and have aspirations of becoming a gynecological oncologist. I enjoy crafting, baking and DIY projects. My favorite musical artists include The Weekend and Chancellor Bennet. My mindset going into this course […]

Alyssia Santiago’s IME

Introduction: Hello all, my name is Alyssia Santiago. I am a senior psychology major from San Antonio, Texas. I grew up as a military brat and traveled around the world. For example I’ve lived in various states and overseas in Turkey. I look forward to the end of the semester and learning all about African […]

My Musical Journey (IME) By: Kalia Simms

Introduction: Hello all, my name is Kalia Simms and I am a second year transfer student originally from Brooklyn, New York.  Prior to coming here I attended Purchase College in Westchester County. At Purchase College I was a double major in Arts Management and Anthropology. I am now a Sociology and Anthropology major. I am […]

Amber Jones-IME

My name is Amber Jones. I am a junior psychology major from Columbia, South Carolina. I am interested in going to law school after graduating from Spelman.  My mindset is one that is focused on accomplishing my dreams. I also have a positive mindset about life. My experience with music is minute. I took chorus […]

Eternity Ballour: 90’s Classic Soul Child

My name is Eternity Ballour and I am a sophomore psychology major with a concentration in neuroscience on a premed track. I am from Columbus, Ohio but I was born in Cleveland, Ohio home of the Cleveland Cavaliers. I aspire to be a neurologist and hope to achieve that through years of schooling here at […]

Deborah’s IME

Hello my name is Deborah Blount, sophomore music major, and I don’t know where I’m from. I was born in Iowa City, IA and from the time of my birth until I started college in the fall of 2016, I had moved 11 times all around the city of Chicago and part of Indiana. I’ve […]

KaChelle Humphery’s IME

Introduction: Hello my name is KaChelle Humphery and I am a first year English major with a concentration in law from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I aspire to be a lawyer in hopes of helping people who were wrongfully incarcerated get released from prison. I have a passion for music and traveling. Mindset: I love music […]

Gabrielle Williams’ IME

Introduction: My name is Gabrielle Williams and  I am a freshman from Macon, Georgia. I am an Early Childhood Education major. After graduating from Spelman College I plan to continue my education in a Masters Program to advance my career as an educator. Mindset: I am open to learn more about African American music. Every […]

Ivorie Farley-Cook’s IME

Hello! I am Ivorie Farley-Cook and I’m glad to be in this class! I am a junior, Psychology major on a pre-Medicine track from Hoover, Alabama. Some of my hobbies include exploring new restaurants, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. My mindset towards music is that it is essential for me to have […]

Kynedi Gray’s IME

Introduction. My name is Kynedi Gray and I am from Atlanta, Georgia by way of Washington, D.C. I’m a second-year Psychology major with a concentration in pre-medicine and I absolutely love to travel! As for mindset, I am completely immersed in music every day. You can always find me with headphones plugged into my ears […]

Taylor Simpson: IME

Introduction: Hi! My name is Taylor Simpson and I am from Washington, DC, but I was born in Atlanta, Georgia.  My major is currently Econ, but I am hoping to switch to International Studies and minor in Spanish.  I plan to travel throughout my career, specifically to Spanish speaking countries.  I love learning about other cultures and […]

Rochelle Alexander’s IME

Hello! My name is Rochelle Alexander. I am a first-year, early childhood education major at Spelman College. I am originally from Brooklyn, New York, but I currently reside in Dover, Delaware. My immediate and extended family are all from Caribbean Islands, therefore, I grew up listening mainly to Soca and Dancehall music.  As I grew […]

Utibe Ikoiwak IME

Introduction Hello! My name is Utibe Ikoiwak. I am a third year biology major at Spelman College on the Pre-med track . I am an international student from Nigeria. After graduation, I plan to further my studies in a suitable medical school. Mindset I am really excited for this class because I am certain it […]

AnnaLiza’s IME Post

Hello, my name is AnnaLiza Reeves Carey. I was born in Boston, Massachusetts, but spent most of my time growing up in New Jersey. I am the youngest of six older siblings. Growing up, my family and I faced a lot of financial and circumstantial hardships, all of which set me on the path to […]

Isis Benjamin’s IME

Greetings everyone! My name is Isis Benjamin I am a Sophomore political science major originally from Bermuda, however I reside in West Palm Beach, Florida. As you can tell I enjoy sunshine and the beach. I am 19 years old born on Halloween. I consider myself a very well-rounded person as I have traveled to […]

Imani Jones’ IME

My name is Imani Jones, I am 20 year old, sociology major at Spelman College with a major in sociology. I currently live in Columbus, GA, but view Tampa, Florida as home. However, I am originally from a very small town of 7,000 residents in Germany called Oppenheim. I moved to the states when I […]

Amariah Sledge IME

Hello, my name is Amariah Sledge. I am a sophomore biology, pre-med major with a minor in public health from Hampton, Virginia. My career goal is to become a reproductive endocrinologist and assist those wanting to start families. Music runs deep in my family. My great grandfather was a pastor of an AME Church and […]

Kelsey Wardlaw – IME

My name is Kelsey Wardlaw and I am a Sophomore music and Spanish double major form Charlotte, North Carolina. I have been playing the flute since I was 12 years old and since then, I have learned to play the piano, piccolo, and the clarinet. I was in marching band all four years of high […]